Miscellaneous · Travel

Winter travel: 5 cities and towns to visit in India during the winter season

Come winter and it is time for those endless cups of coffee, curling up in corners and enjoying the coziness all around.  Winter has a charm of its own.  While some enjoy staying at home, there is a whole world to explore during this wonderful season.  Hence the season is very popular with tourists and… Continue reading Winter travel: 5 cities and towns to visit in India during the winter season

Food

Atharasa aka Kajjaya: a festive speciality

Come January and it is time for Makara Sankranthi which is one of India’s most significant harvest festivals.  Celebrated as Lohri in Punjab, Pongal in Tamil Nadu and Bihu in Assam, this festival officially marks the end of the winter solstice and the movement of the Sun into the “Makara” Rashi.  A time for food… Continue reading Atharasa aka Kajjaya: a festive speciality

Karnataka · Travel

Gulur Ganesha and Kaidala, Tumkur: of unique temples and traditions

As mentioned in several of my previous posts, Bangalore offers several offbeat sights which form for exciting day trip ideas.  If you are a fan of art, architecture and ancient temples, Gulur and Kaidala which are just 6 km apart and about 75 km from Bangalore must be on your list.  Located in Tumkur district,… Continue reading Gulur Ganesha and Kaidala, Tumkur: of unique temples and traditions